Magnetic Stripe Card Reader!

Magnetic Card Reader

Below we have a magnetic card reader made at the HACKMIAMI labs. It reads track 2 found on most magnetic striped cards (i.e. credit cards, drivers licenses, and student ids). Something interesting to point out, while testing the equipment with an old student ID card from a local university we found out it holds the […]

Another Saturday, Another Hack-a-Thon!

This Saturday, Oct 18, 2008 at 1 pm at FIU we will be having our bi-weekly hack-a-thon! Do you have any electronics, computer programming, or other hacking projects you want to work on? Join us this saturday! You can find the agenda wiki page here. If you want to teach something at the hack-a-thon just add […]

(DATE CHANGED) Meeting Saturday September 20, 2008 1:00 pm

We will be having a HACKMIAMI meeting on September 20, 2008 at 1:00 pm in ECS 280 at FIU. Same room we’ve been having them at. We will also be having the bi-weekly hack-a-thon and screening of a “The Last Hope” Talk. click here to discuss and see the list of talks that can be […]

We’ve been the victims of a shout out! In a good way.

Thanks to HacDC for mentioning us on their website! HacDC was one of the first hackerspaces in the United States. A great model for how a hackerspace should be run. Take a look at their wiki as it has a lot of info on the internals of their operation. A learning tool to base our […]

Successful hacking at yesterday’s hack-a-thon!

A few of us got together yesterday at FIU to work on our own projects. JP worked on how to get a ultrasonic proximity sensor to display on an LCD screen using an Arduino (code & pics here). Latrokles worked on making cables, and on a one chip servo driver. Don worked on a 3D […]

Learn to Make Stuff by Taking Things Apart: Recap

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Last Friday night FIU’s ACM-GISIG (General Interest Special Interest Group) had a “Learn to Make Stuff by Taking Things Apart” session at Florida International University and it was quite a success! We where not anticipating that many people and yet we had enough room to work with a dremel and burn our fingers with soldering […]